A dog in the United States has tested positive for the CCP virus for the first time.
Woods didn't immediately respond to a request for comment from The Epoch Times.
The mother, father, and son of the family that owns Winston all tested positive for COVID-19.
Heather McLean, a pediatrician at Duke, told WRAL that the pug started showing mild symptoms, including loss of appetite.
"Pugs are a little unusual in that they cough and sneeze in a very strange way. So it almost seems like he was gagging, and there was one day when he didn’t want to eat his breakfast, and if you know pugs you know they love to eat, so that seemed very unusual," she said.
Ben McLean, the son, said it makes sense because the dog licks the family's dinner plates and sleeps in his mother's bed.
The family's other pets, another dog, and a cat tested negative for the CCP virus.
A cat tested positive for the CCP virus in Belgium last month while several dogs have had confirmed cases, primarily in Hong Kong. Lions and tigers in New York have also tested positive.
No cases of pet to human transmission of the virus have been confirmed but authorities say people can spread the illness to their pets.
If a person in the house gets sick, they should be isolated from pets in addition to people.